New Balance V3 All-Black Low-Cut Umpire Base Shoes
Official 2-Minute Review: New Balance V3 Umpire Base / Field Shoes
Ty shows you all of the features that make the V3 New Balance's best umpire / referee shoe.
Love these umpire base shoes so far (but for the fit). I find they run a whole size small. Based on other reviews, I ordered a half size larger than the NB turf shoes they replaced. Wasn't enough. My previous base shoes were 11.5 2E, so I ordered 12 2E. My toes were rubbing on the sides. Had to purchase a 12.5 2E directly from New Balance (ump-attire didn't have them in stock). So, my advice would be to order a whole size larger. I ordered a half size larger with the new NB plate shoes, and the fit was perfect. These I needed a whole size larger (12.5 2E instead of 11.5 2E). Hopefully, I can gift the 12.0 2E's to a new umpire next Spring!
Lightweight and comfortable. Great pair of shoes for baseball/softball and football.
Wears really well. Feels comfortable. Still breaking them in.
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I generally wear 10 1/2 in shoes. What size do suggest for these? I have seen some reviews that suggest they are little tight?|
– C'Kiimba Hobbs
Thank you for reaching out with a great question, C'Kiimba. The New Balance shoes tend to run true to size. The size 10 1/2 in the D width are going to be very similar to most running or tennis shoes. The 2E width is slightly wider and would be ideal for a wider foot and the 4E is extra wide and would be ideal for the widest foot. We are proud to offer free returns/exchanges, so you are encouraged to purchase the size(s) you feel will be the most proper size for you and if it does not work out well, you may return or exchange them at no extra cost to you.– Brandon Lawson
Support Specialist, Pro Umpire School Graduate and Umpire, Football Official & Basketball Referee
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